ACCIONA held its first Board of Directors meeting outside Spain today — in Mexico City. The company has been operating in Mexico since 1978, where its main divisions have a considerable presence. ACCIONA's Chairman, José Manuel Entrecanales, also met with Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, José Antonio Meade.
ACCIONA is Mexico's leading provider of renewable energy, with 557 MW of company-owned wind capacity and 252 MW of wind capacity built for customers. In two auctions last year as part of Mexico's energy reform, the company was also awarded 395 MW of capacity, which will become operational in two phases, in 2018 and 2019.
In the Infrastructure area, ACCIONA has been involved in developing major projects such as the Atotonilco waste water treatment plant, the Jala-Puerto Vallarta highway and the Social Security hospital in Nogales. On 6 January, a consortium involving ACCIONA was awarded a contract to build the new passenger terminal at Mexico City airport.
In the Real Estate business, ACCIONA has major projects in Mexico City and Acapulco.
The Acciona Microenergy Foundation implements rural electrification projects using photovoltaics in villages with less than 100 inhabitants; about 30,000 people in the state of Oaxaca have benefited to date.
"ACCIONA's business model, based on our bid for sustainability and technical excellence, met with a warm welcome in Mexico, a country where we have been operating for nearly 40 years; for that reason, we are holding our Board meeting here today," said José Manuel Entrecanales (@JMEntrecanales), Chairman of ACCIONA. "We want to continue assisting with the development of energy and infrastructure in Mexico, to contribute to an economic model that is increasingly sustainable, in line with the major global challenges of decarbonisation."